New York Giants: The Giants’ pending UFA’s – Part two, offense

Dave Gettleman, New York Giants. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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One would think that with the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, the Giants would have had more production. Last season’s numbers tell a different story. The Giants offense was in the bottom half of the major offensive categories.

  • Rushing Offense – 1412 yards (29th)
  • Passing Offense – 3879 yards (17th)
  • Total Yards – 5291 yards (25th)
  • Points – 310 (26th)
  • Offensive Downs – 289 (29th)
  • Third Down Percentage – 35.6% (28th)

It’s obvious that quarterback Eli Manning is not the player was once was. That’s why it’s important to surround him with the best players possible. Who comes back?

I broke the pending UFA’s into three categories that roughly answer the above question as no way, maybe, and YES!

Sorry it didn’t work out

Don’t expect these players to return to the team. Their contributions last year were minimal. In other words, thanks for coming and good luck in your future endeavors.

Bennie Fowler III, wide receiver, 27 – The wideout was signed by the Giants in October, a month after his release from New England. Fowler was active for 10 games and caught 16 passes for 199 yards.

Scott Simonson, tight end, 26 – Even though he was the third tight end, he was incredibly disappointing. It seemed that time after time he killed drives with bad penalties. Let him go.

* The Giants declined their option on running back Jonathan Stewart on February 6.